The crucial July “live” evaluation period is rising on the horizon this week as hungry prospects aim to make their mark in front of Division 1, 2, 3, NAIA, and NJCAA college coaches beginning next week.  From coast to coach schools will travel into various gyms to take in thousands of games and camps beginning July 6th and the state of Wisconsin will take center stage once again as NY2LA Sports plays host to two of the premiere events in the country during the early portion of the period.  

The annual Next Level Invitational will tip off July 6-9, 2011 followed by the annual Summer Jam July 12-15, 2011 with all games being held inside the luxurious Homestead High School facility in beautiful Mequon, Wisconsin.  With both events sold out to capacity and teams from coast to coast set to make the trip to the badger state, it’s safe to say “WE’RE LIVE AND WE’RE LOADED”!  Here’s a quick preview of both events…

Next Level Invitational – July 6-9, 2011 – Mequon, Wisconsin

The fourth annual Next Level Invitational promises to be better than ever as a sold out field of teams from California, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin hit the hardwood for four days of action.  A stellar field of 14U-17U teams fills the board again this year as the tournament plays host to the likes of TP Elite, Wisconsin Swing, Wisconsin Playmakers, Playground Elite, Randolph Boys Club, Ray Allen Select, Wisconsin Blizzard, Milwaukee Rebels, BTI Pump N’ Run, Inland Empire, SYF Players, Dakota Schoolers, ECI Select, Net Gain Sports, Howard Pulley, Minnesota Magic, Minnesota Southside, SW Minnesota Stars, Minnesota Comets, Minnesota Heat, Grassroots Hoops, Kingdom Hoops, Iowa Barnstormers, Iowa Pump N’ Run, Art FX Supreme, Peoria Irish, Team NLP, Illinois Rising Stars, Rockford Wildcats, SW Illinois Jets, IBA Select, Colorado Titans, HLC, Fox Valley Fire, Friends of Hoop, Wisconsin Shooters, Wisconsin Scholars, Racine Warriors, Wisconsin RAP, Wisconsin Hoyas, Fox Valley Swing, and the Wisconsin Academy.  For a complete schedule to the 2011 Next Level Invitational CLICK HERE

Games will tip off at 8:00 a.m. each morning inside Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin and wrap around 10:00 p.m. each of the first three days and 7:00 p.m. on the last day.  The tournament is certified for NCAA Division 1 College Coaches to attend for the fourth consecutive year.  For more information on the 2011 Next Level Invitational including the pre-pay form for college coaches wishing to pre-order their coaches book with a credit card CLICK HERE


UA Summer Jam presented by NY2LA SPORTS – July 12-15, 2011 – Mequon, Wisconsin

A couple years ago the debut of the Summer Jam exploded across the country as in its first year the event garnered headlines from coast to coast as one of the premiere events in the country.  Now in its third year the swagger of the Summer Jam has grown exponentially as has firmly established itself as one of the premiere events in the country.  With a field that includes a who’s who of prospects and teams galore in 2011, the Summer Jam will close out the early evaluation period in July with an explosive cast of teams that rivals any event in the country this year.  In addition to a stellar field of teams we welcome Under Armour as a proud sponsor of the 2011 UA Summer Jam presented by NY2LA SPORTS. 

Teams from 18 states are set to hit the hardwood with a cast of 15u-17u teams from the following programs:  Dream Vision, I-Can All-Stars, Inland Empire, Texas PRO, Las Vegas Prospects, Kansas Pray & Play, KC 76ers, Spiece Mo-Kan, Net Gain Sports, 43 Hoops, Kingdom Hoops, Iowa Mavericks, St. Louis Eagles, Baylor LNO, Illinois Wolves, Full Package, Atlanta Xpress, D.C. Assault, SYF Players, D3 Dorians Pride, Eric Gordon All-Stars, Dorians Pride, TP Elite, Wisconsin Swing, Wisconsin Playmakers, Playground Elite, DTA Spartans, Wisconsin Blizzard, Ray Allen Select, Wisconsin Scholars, Milwaukee Rebels, Randolph Boys Club, Derrick Rose All-Stars, PTP, Team Loaded, Juice All-Stars, Baltimore’s Finest, Sports U-Team Izod, Illinois Old School, South Dakota Heat, Friends of Hoop, East Troy Hoops Club, Missouri Wings Elite, Chicago Mustangs, Chi-Town Diablos, Rockford Wildcats, Primetime, Fox Valley Fire, and the Wisconsin Shooting Stars.  

Games will tip off at 12:00 p.m. on July 12th and at 8:00 a.m. every morning after that with games wrapping up around 10:00 p.m. each of the first three days and around 8:00 p.m. on the final day.  The tournament is certified for NCAA Division 1 College Coaches to attend for the third consecutive year.  For more information on the 2011 UA Summer Jam presented by NY2LA SPORTS including the pre-pay form for college coaches wishing to pre-order their coaches book with a credit card CLICK HERE.

Stay tuned to NY2LASPORTS.COM over the next couple weeks for complete coverage of both events...